Board of Trustees
Pamela J. Tate
|Title:||Chief National Partnerships Officer for the Strada Education Network|
|Education:||MS in English, MS in Journalism, University of Illinois|
Pamela J. Tate is the chief national partnerships officer for the Strada Education Network. She works with non-profits to identify funding sources and business opportunities, and to establish national partnerships designed to help adults in the U.S. who either have no college at all or some college but no degree.
Prior to her transition to Strada, Tate served for 28 years as president and CEO of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). Prior to joining CAEL, Tate served as lead consultant to the UAW-Ford National Development and Training Center in the design and implementation of the College and University Options Program (CUOP) for Ford’s unionized workforce.
Tate is known for helping colleges and universities develop Prior Learning Assessment programs and improve the quality of their services for working learners. Tate has worked with hundreds of employers on tuition assistance policy, implementation of career and educational advising for employees, and exemplary practices in employee learning and development.
Tate received a Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa, conferred by SUNY Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, New York (1996), honorary doctorate degrees in humane letters from DePaul University’s School for New Learning (2005) and from Thomas Edison State College (2007), and a degree of Doctor of Public Service honoris causa from St. Leo University (2011). Tate was awarded the President’s Medal from Excelsior College in 2013. In 2018, she was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Association’s Hall of Fame. She is an Adult Learning Fellow in Residence at DePaul University’s School for New Learning.
Tate has a MS in English and a MS in Journalism from the University of Illinois and completed her doctoral course work at the Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania.